Lazarus stages festival Taming of the Shrew at Brockley Jack

Lazarus Theatre’s Season of Legacy continues with Shakespeare’s feisty comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, which will see The Jack Studio, in Brockley, transformed into the biggest festival in London.

Shakespeare’s hilarious and comic play rips up the stage in an all-new gusty and energetic ensemble production. This is Shrew not to be missed, using text, movement, a contemporary score and with audiences among the action with in-the-round festival-style staging (but without the mosh pit).

Kate talks too much; at least, that’s what the men of Padua think. So they persuade Petruchio to marry her and bring his wilful wife to heel.

Part farce, and part tragedy, The Taming of the Shrew dramatises society’s attempt to control and one woman’s bid to resist.

Lazarus artistic director, Ricky Dukes, said: “We turn to Shakespeare for his formidable ‘problem play,’ The Taming of the Shrew, to continue our season that explores legacy and the plays that changed the theatrical and wider world as a whole.

“We are also extremely excited that Shrew shall mark the Lazarus directorial debut of Sara Reimers, our long- standing dramaturge and associate director. This Shrew is modern, fast paced and full of revolutionary spirit.”

Taming of the Shrew plays at the Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley from July 18-August 5.

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